Gabriela Tylesova is an award winning, internationally acclaimed designer working across the full spectrum of the arts, designing sets, costumes, concepts and animation for opera theatre, large-scale events, dance and film.
Gabriela was born in former Czechoslovakia and studied art in both Europe and Australia, graduating in Design at NIDA in 2000.
Gabriela has won multiple awards including: Helpmann Awards for Best Set Design in 2009, 2011 and 2014. Helpmann Award for Best Costume Design in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Green Room Award for Best Set Design in 2003 and 2011, Green Room Award for Best Costume Design 2002, 2006 and 2011. Australia Production Design Guild Award for Best Set Design in 2012, and Best Costume Design in 2012, 2013 and Best Set Design in 2013. Gabriela’s work was exhibited at Prague Quadrennial in 1999 and in Moscow exhibition “Costume at the Turn of the Century”, followed by Prague Quadrennial in 2015.
Some career highlights include designing LOVE NEVER DIES for Really Useful Group (Australia, Japan and Germany), COSI FAN TUTTE, SWEENEY TODD, L’ELISIR D’AMORE, BAROQUE MASTERWORKS, SALOME, IL TURNCO IN ITALIA, THE RABBITS for Opera Australia, THE VISIT, CYRANO DE BERGERAC, THE PILLOWMAN, URINETOWN, TOMFOOLERY for Melbourne Theatre Company, MACBETH, FIREFACE, ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE, VOLPONE, THIS LITTLE PIGGY, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD for Sydney Theatre Company, SCHEHERAZADE, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY for The Australian Ballet, BOOMERANG, OF EARTH AND SKY for Bangarra Dance Theatre, CAN WE AFFORD THIS/THE COST OF LIVING for DV8 Physical Theatre (Sydney 2000 Olympics Arts Festival) A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM for Gordon Frost Organization and the Broadway musical adaptation of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (USA).
Gabriela also designed the sets and costumes for the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2006 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar.
Gabriela has currently completed design for A FLEA IN HER EAR for Sydney Theatre Company and illustrated The Sleeping Beauty Book. She is currently working on MURIELS WEDDING for Sydney Theatre Company.